Sport Bay of Plenty

GO4it programme


KiwiSport consultation across Bay of Plenty recognised the need for a fundamental skills development programme for 5-10 year olds. In consultation with more than 50 education and sport & recreation specialists, the GO4it programme was created.

GO4it was launched in February 2011 with 22 schools throughout the Bay of Plenty region participating in the pilot year, spread across six core clusters around the region. There are now 43 schools in 2018 participating in the GO4it Programme.

Expressions of interest are now open for our 2021 programme.

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What is GO4it?

GO4it is a comprehensive fundamental skills programme that focuses on key skill sets that develop lifelong skills required to participate in sport and recreation for life.

This programme has a long-term physical literacy focus that delivers age appropriate activities throughout the whole school.

Go4it is co-ordinated by Sport Bay of Plenty and is delivered by our Physical Skills Educators. Go4it is easy to implement and is linked to the New Zealand Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

Unit Themes:


Large balls, small balls and striking.


Invasion: Hockey, Netball, Basketball, Rugby League. Tapu ae, Soccer

Net/Wall: Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Spike Ball, Squash

Striking/Target: Softball, Cricket, Kickball, Frisbee

GO4it consists of:

Middle School GO4it using Multiskills unit – Year 3-4.
Senior GO4it using Multisports unit – Year 5-6.

What do kids say about GO4it?


GO4it in action, with Waihi Beach School.

Teacher explaining warm-up game 'YMCA'.

'YMCA' in action.

Thinking Circles: Reflecting on learning goals.

Catching skills and giving feeback

Learning how to move into space.


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